Working It Out Release Party—Well, hello there!

July 19, 2014

Hello everybody. My name’s Kristen Slater and it’s my birthday today. No. Really, it is. As an extra-special birthday gift, Dreamspinner is letting me take over the blog for a while and hold a release party for my first ever published story, Working It Out which came out on Wednesday.
Birthday Balloons

It’s not the first thing I’ve written—that particular piece of dross will remain forever hidden in the depths of my hard drive—but it’s the first I felt brave enough to share. And someone liked it and agreed to publish it. The email came just a couple of weeks before Christmas last year, together with a contract, so that was my Christmas present. That’s a pretty fabulous pair of presents, don’t you think?

Since then the mysteries of editing have been opened up to me, I have seen the magic that is the blurb writer’s art and been amazed by the ability of the cover artist to bring my vision to life. It’s been a wonderful few months and I’m just hoping it will continue.

I’ll be back very soon with more info and a giveaway, but for now, here’s a taster of what the story’s about, and a look at the pretty cover. You can buy it in the Dreamspinner Press store.

Cover of Working It Out by Kristen Slater
Celebrating six months with his boyfriend has Cas in a bit of a panic. Joe’s been saying “I love you” for a while, but Cas just can’t get the words past his lips. A week before Christmas, he finally says them when a nearly fatal accident almost takes Joe, and Cas faces the possibility of losing the best man he’s ever known. But whispered declarations are one thing. Through a long, tough recovery both men must work out that love is more than words.

You can also find me burbling away online on my blog at or on twitter as @Slater_Kristen.

I’ve always spent more time living in the world inside my head than in the one outside it. Since I discovered writing, that world’s escaped from its confines and got mixed up with my real life. I’m not entirely unhappy about that. Particularly since I get to admit that I hear voices and listen to them without having to worry about the men in white coats coming to take me away.

Whilst never having any inclination to romantic relationships for myself, I nevertheless get all misty whenever I see a wedding or someone announces an intention to commit their lives to each other. It was kind of inevitable that everything I write turns into romance, no matter what it started out as.

A proud member of the Cloud Appreciation Society I think there’s nothing wrong with living with your head in the clouds.

9 Responses to “Working It Out Release Party—Well, hello there!”

  1. H.B. says:

    Happy Birthday Kristen! I hope you have an awesome day. Also congrats on your firsst published story =)

  2. Theo says:

    Happy birthday! Your story looks good, and I love the cover too. i hope you have a great day today

  3. Kristen says:

    Thank you both for the birthday wishes. It’s shaping up well so far, despite the torrential rain we’ve had up to now. :)

  4. Sula says:

    Happy Birthday Kristen, congratulations on your first publication with Dreamspinner :)

  5. Kristen says:

    Thank you, Sula. It’s nervewracking and exciting all at the same time.

  6. JenCW says:

    Hi ! Congrats on your first release and Happy Birthday!

  7. Kristen says:

    Thank you, JenCW. The day’s going well right now, despite the thunderstorms and heavy rain. British summertime!

  8. Deborah H says:

    Happy Birthday! & this sounds like a good read.

  9. Kristen says:

    Thanks Deborah, I hope people enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it.

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